Ric Flair On Dusty Rhodes: ‘I Lost One Of My Greatest Opponents And Greatest Friends’

Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes is one of the greatest feuds in pro wrestling of all-time, bar none. But you can’t achieve the kind of in-ring magic they did without developing a close, personal relationship. The wrestling world is still reeling from his passing, but also offering up tributes of love and admiration for The American Dream.

TMZ Sports reached out to Flair, and were given the following statement on Rhodes’ passing:

“Today, I lost one of my greatest opponents and greatest friends. He was the definition of heart and soul and I’m honored to have shared the ring with him countless times.

He became the ‘American Dream’ because wrestling needed a hero they could respect, and he was the man for the job. Dusty Rhodes, I will miss you my mentor and friend.”